More revision tips to help you improve your performance in exams
(1) Set yourself small goals and rewards
When it comes to revision tips, one of the best out there is to set yourself targets and rewards. There’s no better feeling than reaching a milestone in your schedule. Perhaps you’ve just reached the half way mark in study calendar, or maybe you’ve just completed a full hour without being distracted. Whatever you see as an achievement when you’re revising, make sure you take the time to reward yourself for it.
(2) Take regular study breaks
Although it can be tempting to revise for long hours when you’re on a roll, it’s important that you take regular breaks, at least once every hour. The average adult can concentrate for around 20 minutes before their performance starts to decline. Bearing this in mind, you shouldn’t force yourself to concentrate if you don’t feel fully focused.
Take a break. Go for a walk. Have a glass of water. Do something for at least five minutes that doesn’t involve sitting at your desk studying and when you come back to face the books, you’ll find yourself refreshed and ready to go again.
When you start your first job, it can be tempting to stay longer than everyone else to show your enthusiasm. Although this might sound like a good idea, you still need to take regular breaks to recharge your batteries. Sometimes staying late at work or taking on extra projects can have the opposite effect on your productivity.
(3) Think positive thoughts
This may be easier said than done but positive thinking is one of the best revision tips there is. Looking on the bright side and having a ‘glass half-full attitude’ can really help you get through your exams. Although we can’t always ‘magic up’ positive thoughts, we can do things that make us feel better (like exercising, giving ourselves rewards and eating healthy), which in turn makes us see things more positively.
(4) Lastly and quite importantly, practice, practice, practice!
We’ve left this one to last because it’s actually the most important revision tips on the list. No amount of physical exercise or brain food will help you pass your exams without practice.
And this means giving yourself enough time to revise what you need to know.
The earlier you start your study routine, the more time you’ll have to fill in gaps in your knowledge, seek help and learn good revision techniques.
Now go ahead and supercharge your revision! Good luck in any of your exams. 💪🏽 🙌🏽
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